Western region Mayors Agree on Mitigating HIV/AIDS Spread
Western region mayors have agreed to put down means of mitigating the spread of HIV/AIDS to zero in their municipalities. This was reached at yesterday during the meeting held at Virina gardens in Kasese town.
The regional coordinator Uganda Aids commission, Michael Matsiko noted that the Clear and accurate information collected this time about HIV/AIDS has been identified as the right channel to reduce the increased prevalence rate of the virus.
The mayor Kasese Municipal council, Godfrey Kabyanga said that through their slogan ‘one more time’, they will see 90% people test for the virus, 90% of patients take drugs in time and 90% abstain, adding that this will help reduce the spread of the scourge in the region.
He added they intend to use the occassions such as parties, burials and church services to disseminate this information to the locals. Government decentralized HIV/AIDs focal persons to test the community in order to realize the first tracking as recommended.
Mayor Mpondwe Lhubira town council, Bwambale Godwinon his own called on the people to test for the virus in order to know their HIV/AIDs status and live a health life at least ‘one more time’.
He urged the youths to control themselves and have one partner adding that they are the future leaders of tomorrow.
The meeting attracted mayors, town clerk, and Aids focal persons from the whole of Western region.